Montreal Sound Ark

A recent documentary film, Montreal New Wave, to which Archive Montreal contributed archival materials, gave us a great excuse to pull out rare and mostly forgotten gems from the New Wave years. Over the course of four special programmes leading up to and during the film’s premiere and current theatric run, Montreal Sound Ark featured thematic shows presented here in music-only podcasts with a photo gallery after the playlists and

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Montreal Sound Ark is shedding some light on one of the less celebrated yet incredibly rich heritage of the city’s early rhythm and blues, soul and funk music. While this weekly radio show regularly plays sets in this genre, particularly whenever Archive Montreal unearths new (old) finds or acquires collections or donations of this kind of material, we were due to make a proper selection of material for some truly

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Native Sounds Climate Change Special On the occasion of the final day of negotiations at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), Montreal Sound Ark decided to give most of this week’s show over to those Canadians with the most to lose if drastic temperature rises occur: our aboriginal communities. Most of the material comes from 45s, EPs and albums from the 1960s to the mid 1980s, an era when

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Here are four recent shows where we played exclusively music from cassettes recently digitized by Archive Montreal. Many of the cassettes are from the CKUT music library. Listen to Montreal Sound Ark live online on CKUT or on the radio at 90.3 FM every Friday afternoon from 3 – 5 p.m. All song lists are Artist – Album – Song. Friday, May 29, 2015: 2015.05.29 15:00-17:00 -0400 Yvan Daniel, 45,

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On the occasion of the festival Les Nuits psychédéliques in Québec City, where regular Montreal Sound Ark DJ Louis Rastelli (LRX80) is participating, here’s a recent edition of the show with a psychedelic flavour. Click here for more information about the festival. Of particular interest to fans of Montreal zines : La presse underground au Québec. Les cas de Sexus et Logos, presented by our colleagues at Ghetto Mohawk. 2015.03.06

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Distroboto music!

26.03.2015

For the January 30 / February 7, 2014 edition of Montreal Sound Ark, Archive Montreal celebrated the 13th anniversary of its Distroboto vending machine project by playing Montreal music drawn exclusively from releases sold in Distroboto machines! Developed by a team of local artists of various disciplines in 2000 and launched in January 2001 at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal, the Distroboto art and culture vending machines were a huge

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Nimoy Sound Ark

21.03.2015

Leonard Nimoy died just before our show on February 27, 2015. Montreal’s wealth of space rock and space funk plus some classics of the genre and a few of Mr. Spock’s own recordings made for a fitting instant tribute. 2015.02.27 15:00-17:00 -0500 Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space, Theme from “Star Trek” Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space, Alien Leonard Nimoy, Best of William Shatner and

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First show, Montreal Sound Ark! It’s Archive Montreal’s weekly radio show, on CKUT 90.3 FM / ckut.ca every Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. Featuring obscurities and old songs from (or inspired by) the city of Montreal, drawn from Archive Montreal’s music collections. Click here : 2013.09.06 15:00-17:00 -0400 September 6 2013 Playlist (Artist, Album, Song) Les Jaguars, Mer Morte Pierre Lalonde, 45, We’ll Have A Ball In Montreal Marcel

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Special show : Election 2014 For the Friday April 4 2014 show, Montreal Sound Ark serves up on CKUT 90.3 FM a mix of Montreal-made music with an electoral flavour, iin advance of the April 7 provincial election. Click on the following link to listen or download the show: 20140404.15.00-17.00edit Here’s the playlist, with the artist name followed by the album title and-or song title. Eric Charden, Montréal Bienvenue :

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Recent Shows Here are a couple recent Montreal Sound Ark shows mainly covering local music from the 60s – 70s and more recent garage rock groups: October 24, 2014 2014.10.24 15:00-17:00 -0400 Artist – album – song title: Brian Redmond and the Sound Box, 45, Boogaloo Down Bord du Lac Lorenzo, Surboum, Twist Contre Twist Les Megatones, Ebb Tide, Rideau SVP Willie Lamothe et Rita Germain, s-t, Pourquoi m’as-tu délaissé

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To mark this show’s first anniversary, here are three shows devoted to songs about Montreal: Part 1 : 2014.08.29 15:00-17:00 -0400 Part 2 : 2014.09.05 15:00-17:00 -0400 Part 3 : 2014.09.12 15:00-17:00 -0400 August 29, 2014: Sultan Street Nine, I’m Going Back to Montreal, s-t A.M. Klein, Montreal, Montréal Folklore Vos Voisins, Le Monstre de la Main, s-t Exhaust, Metro Mile End, s-t Aut’ Chose, Le Freak de Montreal, Prends

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To mark this new year, here are three Montreal Sound Ark music-only podcasts from each of the past three years. You can listen to each show live on CKUT by visiting the website here or tuning in to 90.3 FM every Friday afternoon from three to five PM. The show features music from Montreal from the 1950s to the 2000s, mainly drawn from the more than 10 000 local recordings

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45 RPM SONGS FROM MONTREAL PART ONE, September 26, 2014 Click here to stream or download this show: 2014.09.26 15:00-17:00 -0400 Artist – song title: Les Classels, Everybody’s Coming To Montreal The Mighty Mohawks, Ashes Of Love Andre Collin et ses guitares, Et Qu’Ca Saute Les Intrigantes, Nous Voici (Creeque Alley, Mamas and the Papas) Les Assassins, Si Tu Veut Danser Les Tallmud, À L’école La 4ième Volonté, Cegep Blues

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